More than political, it is the leftover health (or poor health) habits of a given culture. The South is famous for horrifying-ly delicious food. The South emerged from subsistence farming (like Mexico for instance) later, and so lags behind the West, particularly coastal areas of California, where people eat a healthier diet.
Yet throughout the Northern tier, and the Midwest, there are no shortages of fatties, smokers, and layabouts. I remember reading (in print no less) back in 84’ that upwards of 70% of deaths in the US were lifestyle related -i.e. death would have come much later if not for that behavior. The same article also stated that in a given company of scale, 80% of the healthcare costs were incurred by 20% of the employees - smokers, fatties, drinkers and druggies.
Let’s explore this lovely example of liberal-speak. When not trafficking in profanities or smug put downs, the liberal’s favorite word is “should”, especially when pontificating for the bizarre virtue signaling effect that such imperatives provide for other progressives. Yet inherent in this overused insult, there is (one would hope) a question- why do people still behave this way?
The reason such artery clogging food choices predominate is culture and poverty. Healthy food is expensive per calorie, and a culture of acceptance of fat, like acceptance of Hillary, has to transform from within. Self important snobs telling people they don’t even know -what they “should” do is not only rude, it’s also counter productive. But of course, you already know that, being a self amazed liberal…